Reviews & Ratings

145 ratings
4.7 average rating
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6 reviews
8 stars
attended Dec 15 2012

What a fun and interesting tour for both Chicago residents and tourists alike. I have been at the Chicago Theater for films in the 70's and for many stage shows and concerts in past years. I will never look at the theater the same after this...continued

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5 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 06 2011

Anyone interested in either history, theater, or architecture will appreciate this tour. You get to take pictures and see areas where you don't normally get to see while at the theater. I highly recommend it.

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5 reviews
8 stars
attended Jun 01 2011

excellent presentation and tour of the chicago theater

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5 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 23 2011

guide was very nice and informative...didn't feel rushed during tour at all...plenty of time to look and read

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 11 2012

I was having trouble walking, because of a bad knee, but still I enjoyed it. I have been to the "Chicago Theater," many times but never behind the scenes. There are few secrets, and even for the seasoned Chicago Area Veteran - I did learn a few...continued

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 07 2012

This was a fantastic outing. Our tour guide Derek was very good.

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5 reviews
14 stars
attended Jul 12 2011

Very informative and entertaining. Well worth going to, the Chicago Theatre is a real gem!!

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5 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 17 2012

Very interesting and cool. It was neat to see the theater without so many people and also learn the history and see things you would never see otherwise.

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 17 2012

Wonderful outing. Great value. We enjoyed learning about the history of the Chicago Theater. Would recommend the excursion to anyone.

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 03 2012

a great behind the scenes tour covering changes to the design and purpose of the theatre over the years with a lot of architectural facts and interesting stories. If you are lucky (as we were) you get to climb onto the stage and see the backstage...continued

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4 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 03 2011

A tour of lobby, back stage, dressing rooms, stage and auditorium.

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 29 2012

About a 1hour and 30 minute tour which we found very interesting about the history of a gorgeous theater and Chicago landmark. Highly recommend if you're looking for a little filler while you're downtown.

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4 reviews
9 stars
attended Mar 20 2012

An extremely informative tour, made extremely interesting and enjoyable by our tour guide.

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Megan Sorensen Dawson
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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 19 2013

House Mgr is a great guy, full of interesting history. You'll never look at Chicago Theater the same again!

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4 reviews
3 stars
attended Jan 14 2014

The tour director was delightfully informative about the history of the Chicago Theater and made the tour most enjoyable. The
Interior still looks as good as it did in1986 when I went to see
Liza and Sammy Davis, Jr. I was delighted to be able...continued

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4 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 29 2011

The tour was delightful. Our guide was knowledgeable and personable. The theater building is beautiful & it was fun to learn about the history and explore the building at a more leisurely pace, without being surrounded by a large crowd. A tour...continued

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3 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 14 2011

Beautiful theatre built to resemble a French Opera House. Interesting tour also. It took about 1 hour and 15mins. Would recommend it!

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 07 2013

Great tour led by Derek, the house manager. He has a great understanding of the theater and the history behind it.

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 12 2012

Hilary was the docent and provided a very interesting architectural tour of the facility. We were drawn into conversation based on her questions and encouraged to ask any questions we had. She was well informed with the dates, changes in...continued

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3 reviews
3 stars
attended Aug 12 2013

I thought the building was beautiful. The tour war interesting, but not enough human interest facts.

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